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An Introduction
22. Apr 2006 at 11:29
 
Winteringham is a village in North Lincolnshire and on the south bank of the River Humber, population 989 (census 2001).
 
The Romans had a settlement here probably called Ad Abum. The Roman road Ermine Street from London and Lincoln to the south crossed the Humber here by way of a ferry or ford to Brough, and from there continued to York. The pre-Roman ridge way also resumed here, called Yarlesgate, or Earlsgate, on its route south and south-west towards the Midlands and Southwest England.
 
The village, and its neighbour Winterton to the south, were possibly named after the first King of Lindsey - Wintra - though there are several other theories. By the time of Domesday it was a prosperous place with three mills, a fishery and a ferry.
 
In the nineteenth century there were two maltkilns, a mill, boatyard, brewery, brickyards, and by 1907, the North Lindsey Light Railway. Henry Kirke White, the Nottingham poet to whom is attributed the words of the hymn "Oft in danger Oft in woe", was educated at the Rectory in 1804-5.
 
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